For population 25 years and over in Palco:
For population 15 years and over in Palco city:
1 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $900 (1.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (162.0 miles , pop. 344,284).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (472.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Damar, KS (2.2 miles) , Zurich, KS (2.6 miles) , Bogue, KS (3.2 miles) , Plainville, KS (3.7 miles ), Hill City, KS (4.1 miles ), Stockton, KS (4.5 miles ), Ellis, KS (4.7 miles ), WaKeeney, KS (4.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 39.25 N, Longitude: 99.56 W
Area code: 785
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -45 (-15.4%).
Work and jobs in Palco: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Palco, Kansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Palco-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 157% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/10/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the Palco city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 6/27/1951, a category F4 tornado 23.0 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Palco-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 9.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 34.1 miles away from Palco center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 4.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.0 miles away from Palco center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Rooks County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Palco:
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Public high school in Palco:
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.6%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Palco compared to Kansas state average:
Banks with branches in Palco (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Palco city (based on Rooks County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.99%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
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Palco government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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5.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,161 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,857 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Palco)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:5
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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